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Big Technology Podcast
Big Technology Podcast
Alex Kantrowitz

Big Technology Podcast takes you behind the scenes in the tech world featuring interviews with plugged-in insiders and outside agitators. It's hosted... more

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Episodes

Unraveling The Mystery Of Peter Thiel — With Max Chafkin

Max Chafkin is the author of The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power, which debuts this week.... more

22 Sep 2021 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
A Look Into Facebook's Soul — With WSJ's Jeff Horwitz and Ex-FB Exec. Brian Boland

Jeff Horwitz is the Wall Street Journal reporter who unearthed a trove of internal Facebook documents that reveal a damning... more

18 Sep 2021 · 53 minutes
Inside The Theranos Trial — With Erin Griffith of The New York Times

Erin Griffith is the New York Times reporter at the trial for Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes. She joins Big Technology... more

15 Sep 2021 · 50 minutes
How The Music Industry Predicts The Future — With Zack O'Malley Greenburg

Zack O'Malley Greenburg is a music journalist who's spent time with everyone from Katy Perry to Kanye West. He joins... more

08 Sep 2021 · 56 minutes
The Platform Delusion — With Columbia Business Professor Jonathan Knee

Jonathan Knee is a professor at Columbia Business School and senior advisor at the investment bank Evercore. He joins Big... more

02 Sep 2021 · 50 minutes
Are We Actually Addicted To Our Phones? — With Nir Eyal

Nir Eyal is the bestselling author of Hooked and Indistractable. He joins Big Technology Podcast for a spirited debate over... more

26 Aug 2021 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Can We Still Be Optimistic About The Internet? — With Meetup Founder Scott Heiferman

Scott Heiferman is the founder of Meetup, a website that connects people online and gets them to meet each other... more

18 Aug 2021 · 49 minutes
The Motivations Of Facebook Reporters, And Their Sources — With Ugly Truth Author Sheera Frenkel

Sheera Frenkel is a New York Times reporter and author of the best-selling book, An Ugly Truth. She joins Big... more

11 Aug 2021 · 39 minutes
The Risks of TikTok's Rise — With Bloomberg's Shelly Banjo

Shelly Banjo is Bloomberg's New York Bureau Chief. She's also the host of Foundering, a podcast mini-series that documents TikTok's... more

04 Aug 2021 · 53 minutes
Regime Change In Cuba, Through Internet Access? — With FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr wants to provide internet access to the people in Cuba so they can document and share... more

28 Jul 2021 · 43 minutes
The Definitive WeWork Story — With Eliot Brown And Maureen Farrell

Eliot Brown And Maureen Farrell are the authors of The Cult of We: WeWork and the Great Start-Up Delusion. The new... more

21 Jul 2021 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Newsletters and The Culture Wars — With Substack CEO Chris Best

Chris Best is the CEO of Substack, an email newsletter platform that lets writers send newsletters and charge subscribers a... more

14 Jul 2021 · 58 minutes
She Advocated For Women, Then Microsoft Pushed Her Off Its Board — With Maria Klawe

“Are you trying to fucking destroy the company?” That’s what Bill Gates told Microsoft board member Maria Klawe when she... more

07 Jul 2021 · 57 minutes
How Gen Z Dates Online — With Tinder CEO Jim Lanzone

Jim Lanzone is the CEO of Tinder. He took over the world’s most popular dating app last summer, in the... more

30 Jun 2021 · 52 minutes
How Big Tech Influence Shops Shape The Antitrust Conversation In Washington — with Adam Kovacevich

Adam Kovacevich is the CEO of the Big Tech-funded Chamber of Progress. The former Google policy executive joins Big Technology... more

24 Jun 2021 · 48 minutes
Crossover With The Realignment: Can Tech Survive Washington’s Onslaught?

Marshall Kosloff and Saagar Enjeti host The Realignment, an excellent podcast about politics and tech in our fast-changing world.I joined... more

22 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Andrew Ross Sorkin on Meme Stocks, Bitcoin, SPACs, and Elon Musk

Andrew Ross Sorkin is the co-anchor of Squawk Box on CNBC, founder and editor of Dealbook at the New York... more

16 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Andrew Callaghan of All Gas No Breaks Goes Independent

Andrew Callaghan is the force behind All Gas No Breaks, a hit YouTube show that featured Callaghan putting a mic... more

09 Jun 2021 · 43 minutes
The Rise and Fall of Juul, With The Devil's Playbook Author Lauren Etter

You've heard this story before: Two Stanford kids take on a big bad industry, one that harms people, and they... more

02 Jun 2021 · 1 hour, 1 minute
New York Times Reporter Jack Nicas On Apple Vs. Epic Games and Apple In China

Jack Nicas joins Big Technology Podcast fresh out of the Epic v. Apple trial, where the Fortnight maker is suing... more

26 May 2021 · 49 minutes
Professor Scott Galloway On Whether Our Economy Is Rigged (And What To Do About It)

Professor Scott Galloway swings by to discuss how our economy can at once feel rigged yet loaded with opportunity. Galloway... more

19 May 2021 · 46 minutes
Amazon Unbound Author Brad Stone On How Nerdy Bezos Turned Into Ripped Bezos

Brad Stone is the author of Amazon Unbound, a new book about the inner workings of Amazon, which releases this... more

12 May 2021 · 41 minutes
Why Ex-Google Ads Boss Sridhar Ramaswamy is Building An Ads-Free Search Engine

Sridhar Ramaswamy is CEO of Neeva, an ads-free search engine he helped found after running Google's ads and commerce business.... more

06 May 2021 · 52 minutes
Facebook Oversight Board Member Julie Owono Takes Us Inside The Trump Decision

Julie Owono is a member of the Facebook Oversight Board, which today announced it's leaving Donald Trump's indefinite suspension in... more

05 May 2021 · 40 minutes
Doge, Bitcoin, NFTs, and Capital Gains: Ranjan Roy and Can Duruk of Margins Demystify Our Economy

Today's economy is a wild ride, and it's time to demystify it with Ranjan Roy and Can Duruk from Margins.... more

28 Apr 2021 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Facebook vs. Clubhouse vs. Spotify vs. Apple: Casey Newton Returns

Platformer's Casey Newton returns to Big Technology Podcast to discuss the intensifying battle among Facebook, Clubhouse, Spotify, Apple, and Twitter... more

21 Apr 2021 · 47 minutes
How Amazon Automated My Job: A Conversation With Elaine Kwon

Elaine Kwon was a vendor manager in Amazon's retail organization when the company started to turn her tasks over to... more

14 Apr 2021 · 45 minutes
The Uneasy Amazon Coalition, With Fulfillment Author Alec MacGillis

ProPublica senior reporter Alec MacGillis highlights the growing economic divide in the U.S. — through the lens of Amazon —... more

07 Apr 2021 · 52 minutes
Carole Cadwalladr and Yael Eisenstat on The Criticism of Tech Criticism

Carole Cadwalladr and Yael Eisenstat are two of the most prominent Facebook critics worldwide. Cadwalladr is the journalist who broke... more

31 Mar 2021 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
BuzzFeed News executive editor Mat Honan on the "Zoom Class," NFTs, and San Francisco

BuzzFeed News executive editor Mat Honan has long covered the way society interacts with technology. He joins Big Technology Podcast... more

24 Mar 2021 · 48 minutes
Why Rest of World wants to change international tech news, with Sophie Schmidt and Louise Matsakis

Rest Of World is a new publication that covers technology outside of North America and Europe. Sophie Schmidt and Louise... more

17 Mar 2021 · 47 minutes
Bonus: Senator Amy Klobuchar On How Congress Will Take On Big Tech

Senator Amy Klobuchar will be leading the charge in Congress as the legislature interrogates the power of big tech, and... more

13 Mar 2021 · 17 minutes
Twitter Product Head Kayvon Beykpour On The Story Behind Twitter’s Revival

Kayvon Beykpour is one of Silicon Valley’s busiest product executives. As Twitter’s head of product, he’s survived for years in... more

10 Mar 2021 · 53 minutes
Will Artificial Intelligence Take Our Jobs? A Conversation with Kevin Roose, NYT Columnist and Futureproof author

Artificial intelligence may take our jobs, or it may give us new freedom in the workplace. The debate is heating... more

09 Mar 2021 · 50 minutes
WhatsApp Head Will Cathcart on Privacy, Content Moderation, and Apple

Will Cathcart runs WhatsApp, the 2 billion user app that's the de facto tool for messaging and calling for many... more

03 Mar 2021 · 48 minutes
Arab Spring Leader Wael Ghonim on Modern Social Media's Promise And Peril

In 2011, Wael Ghonim created a Facebook page that sparked the overthrow of the Egyptian regime. Since then, the former... more

24 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Three Mayors On The Future Of Tech in the U.S.

Mayor Francis Suarez of Miami, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway of Madison, and Mayor Steve Adler of Austin join Big Technology Podcast... more

16 Feb 2021 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Bonus: India vs. Twitter, with Pranav Dixit of BuzzFeed News

In India, the Narendra Modi government is threatening to put Twitter officials in jail unless they block approximately 250 accounts... more

13 Feb 2021 · 44 minutes
Will Amazon Be Kinder After Jeff Bezos? A Conversation With Recode's Jason Del Rey

Jeff Bezos is headed for the door at Amazon, and because 2021 is the craziest news year on record, we... more

10 Feb 2021 · 24 minutes
Glenn Greenwald on Substack, Content Moderation, and Joe Rogan

In January, I wrote a story for OneZero about the content moderation war in store for smaller social platforms like... more

03 Feb 2021 · 36 minutes
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Arab Spring Leader Wael Ghonim on Modern Social Media's Promise And Peril
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In 2011, Wael Ghonim created a Facebook page that sparked the overthrow of the Egyptian regime. Since then, the former Google marketing... more